Working with Webhooks

Lorna Mitchell (15.Feb.2018 at 11:30, 1 hr )
Talk at PHP UK Conference 2018 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

n an increasingly connected world, APIs are key to great tools and effective workflows. What is better than an API? A webhook of course! Webhooks are a key building block of a modern application, allowing systems to exchange data in response to events. This session gives examples of webhooks currently in use ""in the wild"", and examines both when a webhook is useful and the internal design and structuring of webhook payloads. We'll discuss how to work with webhooks in a scalable way regardless of technology stack; how to recieve and process incoming webhooks from an external system and how to design and publish your own for use by partners or consumers. Recommended for anyone wanting to teach their applications to play nicely with others.
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Rating: 5 of 5

15.Feb.2018 at 12:54 by Niklas Dzösch (6 comments) via joind.in Android app

Thanks :)

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Feb.2018 at 13:17 by Mark Cassie (2 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great talk thanks, lots of stuff to think about

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Feb.2018 at 13:25 by Ross Cooper (1 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great talk and covered things I hadn't even thought of when a webhook enabled system.
HTTP 200 OK :)

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Feb.2018 at 13:30 by Morten Bergset (36 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I’ve seen your talk before, but I still learned something. And it’s great that you share your tips and favorite tools:-)
You are a great speaker!

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Feb.2018 at 13:54 by Jessica Smith (5 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Brilliantly well presented, engaging. Great use of videos for the demos, allowing plenty of time to talk about what was being shown without the distraction of having to do it.

The talk was well paced and Lorna's passion for this area was really inspiring.

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Feb.2018 at 14:41 by Milen Dobrev (2 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very entertaining talk, she was an excellent speaker.

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Feb.2018 at 14:48 by Leroy Shirto (3 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great talk

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Feb.2018 at 16:21 by Adam Campbell-Smith (13 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Excellent, well paced talk. Enjoyed the passion for the subject.

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Feb.2018 at 17:08 by Thomas Eiling (3 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Excellent - and I love the rabbit pauses ;-)

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Feb.2018 at 17:16 by Barney Hanlon (9 comments) via Web2 LIVE

A well-balanced and interesting talk. Webhooks seem simple and obvious but they have hidden depth which Lorna walked us through clearly and easily

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Feb.2018 at 22:31 by David Carr (39 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Outstanding talk, really interesting talk, great humour and jam-packed full of great information!!

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Feb.2018 at 23:06 by Matthew Taylor (4 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Super presentation from a quality speaker. As always some awesome tools to take forward into every day development.

Rating: 4 of 5

16.Feb.2018 at 09:26 by David Yell (115 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Some good points and interesting insights. Confident delivery, but a little rambly

Rating: 5 of 5

16.Feb.2018 at 10:20 by Matt Dawkins (36 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Excellent! Learnt so much, and I love your presentation style, really easy to listen to. Gonna have to look into that FaaS stuff too, that looked intriguing.

Rating: 5 of 5

16.Feb.2018 at 11:55 by Mark Niebergall (120 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Lorna gave a great talk on webhooks. Her explanations were very clear, the examples pertinent, and her passion for the subject was great. Good presentation and well worth the time attending.

Rating: 5 of 5

16.Feb.2018 at 21:25 by Jeremy Onion (11 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Well delivered informative talk, loved the bunnies

Rating: 4 of 5

17.Feb.2018 at 17:56 by Chris Sherry (80 comments) via Web2 LIVE

The talk was well paced - not too fast (the bunny breaks helped) and she talked with great enthusiasm and was light hearted throughout. I feel that Lorna could take the even driest of talk topics and engage me in it.

I would say however that I did get lost a little in knowing what the difference is between a HTTP post request and a webhook is. (Something I feel silly for not getting or already having an understanding of). A quick google mid-talk helped the penny drop and I was back on board. I'm fairly sure this was just me not understanding something but I thought I'd flag it as it was the only thing I could find fault with. Perhaps a more visual representation of webhooks as a 'reverse' api would help where I didn't catch on from Lorna's explanation.

Rating: 5 of 5

18.Feb.2018 at 14:32 by Neil Nand (44 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Really enjoyed the talk, barely knew what a webhook was before this talk but understanding that it's just a HTTP POST going from the server to client helped clear it up a lot. Only thing I'd change is having photos of puppies instead of rabbits.

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